Winning is so over rated. I mean, who wants a medal or a trophy that says to the world, “I’m the best at FILL IN THE BLANK”? That’s just ostentatious.I feel like I’ve earned the right to say that, because I’ve never won anything in my life. Not even those school superlatives. In an informal poll my senior year, I had a real shot at winning “Most Likely to Drop Out of College,” but for a while it looked like I wasn’t even going to go to college, so my name was unceremoniously removed from the contest. Because I grew up in the ‘90s when they gave awards out to everybody who bothered to show up, I have a box full of “participation” medals, but none that I actually won.So yeah, winners are lame.And yet, I can’t help but get really excited when the winners of the Great American Beer Festival are announced. This is the biggest craft beer contest in the world, and most American breweries are represented, each submitting beers they’re proud of in specific styles. There was a time when the festival was dominated by West Coast breweries and a few progressive Midwestern shops, but I’m happy to say that the Southern Appalachians represented pretty well this year (the GABF was held last week in Denver).A number of our finest breweries pulled in some beautiful hard wear, but there are three winning beers that I think everyone should seek out if they have the opportunity.Hardywood Park’s Raspberry Stout. This Richmond brewery pulled big boy gold in the fruit beer category. Word on the street is their Raspberry Stout is worth its weight in, well, gold.Pisgah Brewing Chocolatized Vortex II. The limited release of this imperial stout has reached feverish levels in Asheville, and it earned a gold for Chocolate Beer at GABF.Monday Night Brewing Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt. I can’t imagine the big hitters that Monday Night went up against to win gold in the Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer category. Some of the most sought after beers in the country fall into this category. And this year, Monday Night, out of Atlanta, has the gold standard.The biggest round of congratulations in our region has to go to Virginia’s Devils Backbone, which won four individual medals (including a gold for their Schwartz Bier) and the biggest award of all: Midsize Brewing Company of the Year. That’s their third consecutive national title for Devils Backbone at GABF. Obviously, these dudes are on a roll. It’s enough to make me change my stance on winners.
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Norway-based dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has reached and agreement to purchase two modern Capesize vessels from affiliates of Hemen Holding Limited.The ships would be bought from the company, indirectely controlled by trusts established by John Fredriksen, at a price of USD 43 million per unit.“We are pleased to be in the position to acquire high quality, modern Capesize vessels that are expected to generate free cash flow immediately upon delivery. This transaction is consistent with our strategy of focusing our commercial efforts on the vessel segments that we believe will provide the greatest leverage to a recovery in the dry bulk shipping market,” Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal, CEO of Golden Ocean Management AS, said.As settlement of the purchase price for the ships, Golden Ocean will enter into a non-amortizing seller’s credit loan with an affiliate of Hemen for 50% of the purchase price, which bears interest at LIBOR + 3.00% per annum and matures three years after delivery of the vessels.GOGL informed that the remaining part of the purchase price will be settled on delivery of the vessels with an estimated USD 9 million of cash and an estimated USD 34 million of newly-issued common shares of the company at a per-share price equal to the offer price in an expected equity offering.The Capesizes are expected to be delivered within four months of the date hereof, Golden Ocean said, adding that the completion of the transaction is subject to completion of an equity offering and entry into the seller’s credit loan.Once the acquisition and expected equity offering is finalized, Hemen, together with certain of its affiliates, will maintain its current ownership percentage of around 34.2% of GOGL’s issued and outstanding common shares.Furthermore, as Golden Ocean’s financial position has been enhanced over the past 12 months, the company intends to terminate the covenant waivers related to its recourse debt upon completion of the expected equity offering, Ringstad Vartdal informed.“This will reinstate the normal covenants, which the company is now in compliance with, and remove the company’s restrictions on new acquisitions, new debt and dividend payments. The waiver structure in the non-recourse debt related to the transactions announced in March 2017 will remain,” Ringstad Vartdal said.
It is said by the club that no member of the first-team squad or indeed the coaching staff have been in contact with Ortega recently, but nonetheless the training has been called off as a precautionary measure. Nigeria’s duo of Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo have been suspended from training at Leganes after their general manager Martin Ortega tested positive for coronavirus. Chidozie Awaziem and Kenneth Omeruo The Madrid-based club confirmed the news with a statement on Friday morning, stating that all those who had come into contact with Ortega have now been quarantined with control measures in place. Loading… Advertisement Read Also: Football braced for financial impact from coronavirus outbreak Ortega is set to be discharged from hospital this morning, he is in good condition and will go home to carry out the appropriate isolation. It is the first confirmed case of coronavirus in relation to a Spanish football club , although Real Madrid have confirmed their club and its staff are in quarantine after one of their basketball players tested positive for the virus. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?This 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up Today8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Best Natural History Museums In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Fascinating Ceilings From Different Countries7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth
The St Louis Golf Team travelled to Brookville Thursday night to face off against Franklin County and Batesville in a golf match. St Louis did well to come in second place, just edging out Franklin County by 1 stroke.Evan Volgelsang led the way for the Cardinals with a 45, followed by Brandon Simmermeyer with a 48, Jacob Deutsch with a 56, Zeb Streator with a 59, Aaron Weber, Abe Streator, and Brendon Imel with 63s, and Cayden Pohlman with a 65.Next up for the Cardinals is the Batesville Middle School tournament this Saturday at Cricket Ridge.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.The Batesville Middle School golf team had a very successful match with Franklin County and St. Louis after finally having a match that wasn’t cancelled due to rain. The team was ecstatic with their overall win with a low score of 177 over St. Louis 208 and Franklin County at 209.Batesville’s Drew Wagner was the medalist with a career low of 41, with Joe Cerniglia one stroke behind at 42. Also for The Bulldogs, Brett Wagner at 44, Austin Pohlman at 50, and Kyler Daulton at 53 were all personal bests. Chase Cummings carded a solid 48 followed by Sam Bowman with 50 and Sarah Ronnebaum with 65.The team closes out their season with an invitational match at Cricket Ridge golf course on Saturday morning.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Pam Moorman.
Russell, who has been sidelined since suffering a broken arm and a broken foot in a fall at Cork on August 30, was due to make his comeback at Clonmel last Thursday. However, he was unable to take up his three booked rides due to a problem with paperwork and also missed the action over the weekend. He will also not ride at Fairyhouse on Wednesday. He said: “I won’t be back (at Fairyhouse). The paperwork hasn’t been sorted yet and I’m not sure when I’ll be back. “Hopefully it won’t be long. I’m ready to rock and roll.” Dual Irish champion jockey Davy Russell remains unsure when he will return to competitive action. Press Association
New Delhi: The final list of players for the upcoming 2019 Indian Premier League auctions which will be held in Jaipur on December 18 and 19 has been shortlisted. From an initial pool of 1003 players, 346 will be in the final list of the auction. Out of the 346, 213 players will have a base price of Rs 20 lakhs while a total of 38 players will be in the elite base price range of Rs 1 crore to 2 crore. The event will see cricketers from nine states – Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Puducherry register for the first time in history and this auction will be a showcase in the depth of talent available in the Indian cricket team. A total of 70 spots are vacant for the next season of the IPL.A total of 232 players are from overseas and out of that, the maximum number is from South Africa with 59. Australia is next with 35 players followed by the West Indies with 33. Afghanistan has 27 players registered for the auction. No Indian players are in the Rs 2 crore base price while only nine players, all of them overseas are in the elite base price range.Read More | IPL 2019 auction: No Indian player in Rs 2-crore club, Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch opt outOut of the nine players, the franchisees might be tempted to get England all-rounder Sam Curran in the side. Curran was one of the stand-out players in the recent series against India which England won 4-1. His timely contributions with the bat lower down the order, combined with his wicket-taking ability, make him a valuable asset. Apart from Curran, the other notable name in the Rs 2-crore list is Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga. Malinga, who has played for Mumbai Indians, was not retained by the side in the last couple of seasons but last year, he was the bowling mentor of the side.Read More | IPL 2019 squads: Who is in and Who is out in all the franchises ahead of auction – An explainerJaydev Unadkat, who became the highest Indian to be bid in the auction last year with Rs 11.4 crore, has the highest base price of Rs 1.5 crore. The other big names in the list like Yuvraj Singh and Mohammed Shami are priced at Rs 1 crore.Wriddhiman Saha and Axar Patel are the others in the Rs 1 crore list while Ishant Sharma is priced at Rs 75 lakhs.Cricket Australia announced that most of the players will miss close to two-three weeks in the Indian Premier League as they had to prepare for the World Cup. This has resulted in names like Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch opting out of the auction. Maxwell was part of the Delhi Daredevils side, now renamed as Delhi Capitals while Finch was part of the Kings XI Punjab side. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
… Albion Open defeat Chesney by six wickets to lift Somwaru Tribute trophy “SINCE I was elected president of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), I have worked very hard to heal wounds, to build bridges of friendship and to create an atmosphere of unity in Berbice cricket.Every one of us must sing from the same Hymnal and there must be “us” no “them”. Mr. Somwaru has been an outstanding servant of Berbice cricket and today he has been honoured as such”. Those were the words of BCB president Hilbert Foster at a special presentation ceremony for his predecessor Mr. D. Somwaru at the Chesney Cricket Ground.Foster defeated Somwaru on the 18th February, 2018 by two votes at a High Court ordered Election to become president of the Board. Since then, Foster has reached out to the majority of those who had voted against him. Some of them are now actively involved in his administration while others are very cooperative in getting work of the Board done.Former BCB president D. Somwaru hands over the Somwaru Tribute Trophy to the Albion Open Captain”.Foster had stated on numerous occasions that his Roman Catholic belief does not allow him to hold ill will against anyone and that he wanted to have all hands on deck to develop Berbice cricket.He described the former BCB President as a close friend for close to three decades and despite a few moments of disagreements, that friendship is still strong today. The BCB president organised a Four Team Tournament at Somwaru’s home ground, Chesney as part of the Board’s Tribute to Heroes Programme. In the first round of matches, Chesney Cricket Club defeated Toopoo Cricket Club while Albion Open Cricket Club got passed Jai Hind Cricket Club by 3 runs.The Final was played on Sunday last with Albion Open Cricket Club defeating the favourites Chesney Cricket Club by six wickets to win their first ever BCB Tournament. Playing infront of a fair sizeed crowd, Chesney were restricted to 111 all out from their twenty overs with Safraz Khan top scoring with 27 not out. Z. Zakeer was the chief destroyer with 5 for 10. In reply, Albion Open reached 112 for 4 from 17.5 overs as Chesney Cricket Club bowled and fielded poorly. P. Baldeo stroked an aggressive 54, which included three sixes and four boundaries. Andy Naidu supported with 24 as the pair added a crucial 75 runs for the second wicket.Baldeo was named Man of the Final and received a special gift and trophy. Albion Open Cricket Club carried home the Winners’ Trophy, a box of cricket balls while both teams received a large amount of educational materials to be distributed to students in their Villages.Albion Open also benefitted from a donation of a five gallon water pitcher. The Berbice Cricket Board presented two special gifts to its former president along with a framed Certificate of Excellence. Foster called on Somwaru to share his vast experiences with the younger generation of cricket administrators and wished him good health in the future,Somwaru in an invited comment expressed his appreciation to the BCB and Foster for the welcomed gesture. He wished the Board more successes in the future and joined Foster in urging all cricket leaders to work together as a collective unit. All of the trophies and prizes for the Tournament were sponsored by the Berbice Cricket Board and the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS.